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Today's News

  • Parker-Garner

    Katie Mae Parker and Brandon Guy Garner, both of Supply, were married Oct. 15 at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte. The Rev. Richard Vaughn officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Al and Ramona Parker of Supply. The groom is the son of Terry and Marilyn Garner of Laurinburg.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.
    She wore an ivory silk taffeta strapless dress with pleating details and a pleated corsage of flowers in the back, a floor length ivory veil and carried an ivory bouquet of mixed flowers.

  • Marshall-Phelps

  • Only the turkey should be stuffed

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    Many people gain one to five pounds each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That may not seem too bad, but the long-term problem is most people who gain weight during the holidays never manage to return to their pre-holiday weight in the new year. Year after year, this adds up.

  • Master Gardeners complete Ocean Trail community project

    In February, a group of interested gardeners enrolled in the Brunswick County Master Gardener class, which required a community project upon completion of the course. This year, 19 Master Gardener interns donated time to upgrade the secret garden at the Ocean Trail Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Southport.
    Melanie Long and her staff take pride in offering opportunities to enhance the quality of life for residents. After the secret garden project drew to an end, the Master Gardeners still had money left from all the generous donations throughout the county.

  • Take action on pond maintenance this fall

    Water gardens are becoming a popular addition to any landscape. They require maintenance throughout the year. Preparation for the winter months is especially important for the survival of aquatic plants and the wildlife in and around the pond. Debris such as leaves and dying plants must be removed, especially if there are fish in the pond.

  • Disease problems are homegrown

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Beautiful plants often don’t live up to their potential. Getting to the root of problems like disease and wilt sometimes starts with a look in the mirror, says University of Georgia experts.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Nov. 21
    Chicken and dumplings, carrots, grape juice, sugar cookies, dinner roll/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Nov. 22
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, fresh orange, Italian bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Nov. 23
    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, peas/carrots, pears, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, Nov. 24
    Closed Thanksgiving Day.
    Friday, Nov. 25

  • Thanksgiving is one holiday most people celebrate at home

    The Thanksgiving meal is the one meal of the year you usually know what to expect and what you will be eating. It’s the one holiday that most people traditionally celebrate at home, unlike the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve, when people usually go out somewhere to celebrate.

  • Sports calendar

    5K RUN NOV. 19
    AT HOLDEN BEACH
    A free 5K run will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at Holden Beach. Nick Westfall, a physical education teacher at Virginia Williamson Elementary School, is organizing the 3.1-mile run. The race is for all ages.
    Prizes will be given to the winners and those chosen at random, Westfall said. One of the prizes offered is free membership to the Brunswick Community College Fitness & Aquatics Center, Westfall said. Volunteers are needed.

  • Lockwood Folly LGA raises $15,500 for hospice

    The Lockwood Ladies Golf Association and guests gathered Nov. 10 for their annual fall luncheon at the Chestnut Hill restaurant in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    The highlight of the affair was the announcement the organization had raised $15,500 to benefit the Brunswick County Hospice and LifeCareCenter being built in nearby Bolivia. The amount exceeded their original pledge of $10,000 over three years.